Writers Weekend Lineup 2017

Friday 20 October

4pm | City Library | Children's event with Dave Rudden | Free, for Ages 10+

5pm | Theatre Royal Vestibule | WWW Launch with Rick O'Shea | The winners of the national Waterford Poetry Prize 2017 will be announced and prizes presented | Free

6pm | Theatre Royal Vestibule | Public Interview by Edel Coffey with author, screenwriter and playwright Stefanie Preissner | Free

7pm | The Book Centre | Book Launch by local writer Derek Flynn | Free

8pm | Henry Downes | Waterford Whispers News presents Newsageddon | €7adm

9:30pm | Medieval Museum Garden Room | Public Interview with Paul Howard | Interviewer : Damien O'Meara | €10 adm

Saturday 21 October

11am | City Library | Childrens event - Judi Curtin | Free, For Ages 8+

11:30am | Greyfriars Gallery | Workshop - Couch to 100k with Cat Hogan | €10

12noon | The Book Centre | The Story House Presents... Public Interview - Barry Mckinley | Interviewer : Tony Clayton-Lee | Free

1pm | Event | Motherfocloir | Dispatches From A Not So Dead Language | Darach O'Seaghdha | Geoff's Pub | Free

2pm | Panel | Self-Publishing with Hazel Gaynor and Eamon Ambrose | The Library | Moderator : Vanessa O'Loughlin | Free

3pm | Poetry Collection Launch by local poet Mark Roper | Greyfriars Gallery | Launched by : Hames Harpur Free

4pm | Hazel Gaynor talks about her book on the famous hoax of The Cottingley Fairies | Christ Church Cathedral | Free

5pm | Poetry Event | The Politics Of Poetry w/ Sarah Clancy, Karl Parkinson, Elaine Feeney & Dave Lordan & two local young poets Alana Daly Mulligan and Sasha Terfous with music by Derek Flynn and friends | Downes Lounge | Host : Sarah Clancy | €7adm

6pm | Public Interview hotelier and TV personality Francis Brennan | Large Room - City Hall | Interviewer : Sinead Crowley | €7adm or €20 for Large Room 3 events

7:30pm | Panel Event | featuring Women Crime Writing with Jane Casey, Alex Barclay, Sinead Crowley & Sam Blake | Large Room City Hall | €7adm

9pm | Public Interview Fine Gael ex-Minister for Justice and now fiction writer Alan Shatter | Large Room City Hall | Interviewer : Rick O'Shea | €10adm

Sunday 22 October

11am | Poetry Workshop for adults with Dave Lordan | GOMA Gallery | 10adm

12noon | Poetry / Spoken Word Event | Secular Sunday Service with Doireann Ni Ghriofa, Sinead Gleeson, Rob Doyle, Sarah Clancy. Also Local poets Mark Roper, Edward Denniston and Frank Farrelly | Medieval Museum Garden Room | This event will be broadcast live on WLRfm | €7adm

1pm | Panel |How NOT to Approach Publishers with Lisa Coen & Sarah Davis-Goff | The Parlour Vintage Tea Rooms

2pm | Panel | First-timers with Sally Rooney, Ciaran McMenamin, Eithne Shortall | Medieval Museum, Garden Room | Moderator : Rick O'Shea | €7adm

3pm-3.45pm | Waterfordopedia with Kathi and John Burke | Garter Lane Theatre | €4 each or €12 for family of four Booking through garterlane.ie

4.30pm | Public Interview by Sinead Gleeson with crime writer Liz Nugent | Medieval Museum Garden Room | €7adm

Extra Literature Events

Friday 27th October | 7:30pm | Modpoets | The Parlour Vintage Tea Rooms | Pay on door

Saturday 28th October | 3pm | Poetry Book Launch Edward Denniston | Greyfriars Gallery

Saturday 28th October | 8pm | Spokes Samhain Poetry night with Andrej Kapor | Phil Grimes | Pay on door

Paul Howard

Cat Hogan

Dave Rudden

Doireann Ní Ghríofa

Eamon Ambrose

Edward Denniston

Francis Brennan

Eithne Shortall

Hazel Gaynor

Karl Parkinson

Liz Nugent

Alan Shatter

Sinead Gleeson

Rob Doyle


Sam Blake

Sinead Crowley

Tramp Press

Samhain with guest poet Andre Kpor


Sally Rooney

Mark Roper

Stefanie Preissner

Darach Ó Séaghdha

Dave Lordan

Barry McKinley

Judi Curtin

Waterford Whispers Newsaggedon

Elaine Feeney

Derek Flynn

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